Monthly Archive:: July 2015

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A dozen ways to make a difference

Feature on the Featured Story Module:  Featured Story Module Headline:  A dozen ways to make a difference Featured Story Module Content:  Enrich your Rotary experience and make the most of your membership. Translations to be Created:  Spanish German French Italian Japanese Korean Portuguese Source link

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New delegation tool launches

As part of several recent updates to My Rotary, we’ve launched Delegation, a new tool that will help you carry out your responsibilities more efficiently. If you have a club, district, or regional role, you can now delegate your role-based access in Rotary.org with fellow Rotary members so that you can share tasks and

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Nigeria sees no wild polio cases for one year

Today marks one year since Nigeria last reported a polio case caused by wild poliovirus, putting the country on the brink of eradicating the paralyzing disease. The last case was reported on 24 July 2014 in the northern state of Kano. If no cases are reported in the coming weeks, the World

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Out of tragedy, some people create something good

From the August 2015 issue of The Rotarian What’s the worst that could happen? For most of us, that’s a simple question. We might be late for a train. We might miss out on a promotion, or even lose a job. But for some, the worst is unimaginably worse. An unfortunate few

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What happens when what you know turns out to be wrong?

From the August 2015 issue of The Rotarian One evening, sitting in the back seat of the car, our two girls, ages six and eight, were discussing the show we were on our way to attend. Called The Illusionists, it featured seven of the world’s top magicians. The debate consisted of whether

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San Diego students tackle vaccine controversy

From the August 2015 issue of The Rotarian A group of teenage journalism students in suburban San Diego were in the early stages of a new project – an educational film funded by a Rotary grant – when their teacher’s phone rang. A prominent blogger had caught wind of what they were

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A conversation with Caryl Stern

From the August 2015 issue of The Rotarian The six-day-old baby shuddered with convulsions. Her mother, Memunatu, had given birth at home and cut her daughter’s umbilical cord with what she could find – a sharp piece of metal. When the newborn contracted tetanus, Memunatu walked miles to reach a clinic. That’s

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Committee members named to nominate 2017-18 RI president

The following Rotarians will serve on the 2015-16 Nominating Committee for President of Rotary International in 2017-18. The committee is scheduled to meet on 3 August. Zone 1Masahiro Kuroda, Rotary Club of Hachinohe South, Aomori, Japan Zone 3Yoshimasa Watanabe, Rotary Club of Kojima, Okayama, Japan Zone 5P.C. Thomas, Rotary Club of Nilgiris

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Australian students take opportunity by the horns

The rules of the Shaftesbury Rodeo Academy are simple: no school, no rodeo. It’s a message that teenagers who attend school at Bisley Farm, most of whom have never attended any school regularly, take seriously. Because come Friday night, these aspiring rodeo heroes want to join their friends to ride bulls for

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Illiteracy traps adults, and their families, in poverty

Around the world, millions of adults are unable to read or write, and therefore struggle to earn a living for themselves and their families. Even in the United States, with its considerable resources, there are 36 million adults who can’t read better than the average third-grader, according to the international nonprofit ProLiteracy.